Saturday, November 28, 2009

SIVA VISHNU TEMPLE, FLORIDA, USA


RADHE KRISHNA 28-11-2009


Siva Vishnu Temple - Florida, USA




Siva Vishnu Temple, Florida, USA
http://www.shivavishnu.org





























HISTORY
In 1996 we embarked upon building a traditional Dravidian
(South Indian) style temple under the guidance of chief
architect Dr. Ganapati Sthapati of Chennai India, a
well-known temple builder of international repute.
After obtaining the proper permits the construction began
in April 1999. Twelve shilpis from Mahabalipuram, India
arrived in April 2000 to start Indianization of the temple.
The temple complex has two new buildings. The front building
is the traditional temple building with two Raja Gopurams
(entrance towers) and two Vimana Gopurams (towers) over each
of the main Shiva and Vishnu Garbagrahas ( Shrines).
The total area of the temple is approximately 6200 Sq Feet.
The temple's architectural style belongs to Chola, and
Pallava dynasty period (10th century) for Shiva and
Parivar shrines, and Vijayanagara dynasty period
(12th century) for Venkateshwara and Parivar shrines.
The Ayyappa shrine is built according to the Kerala
style of architecture.The second building in the back
is the community hall, which was inaugurated in April
of 2001. It has a seating capacity for 300 people and
is available for rent for weddings, various
celebrations and cultural activities.Mahakumbhabhishekam
and Pranaprathishtapana of our new temple was celebrated
during November 23 to 25 of 2001 and is now open to the
public. We have four well-trained priests from India
conducting daily services in the tradition of Shiva
Agama and Pancharathra Agama.The temple is located in
Broward County, which is located in South Florida.

DIRECTIONS

From I-75 N:
Take Sheridan Street west; make an immediate right on
Dykes road. Go past Sterling road. The temple is on the
left side. From I-75 S:Take Griffin Road West; make an
immediate left on Dykes road. The temple is on the
right side.
MILESTONES
May 1993 Incorporation in the state of Florida as not
for profit religious organization after reorganization
Aug 1996 Ganesha Homam
Jun 1997 Drawing of temple plans by
Dr. Ganapati Sthapati of Chennai, India
Oct 1997 Balalaya Installation
Jun 1998 Shilanyasam by
Sri. Sri. Sri. Tridandi Ramanuja chinna jeeyar Swamiji
Apr 1999 Beginning of New Construction
Apr 2000 Arrival of Indian Shilpis
to start Indianization
Apr 2001 Inauguration of the community hall
Nov 2001 Maha Kumbhabhishekam and Prana
prathishtapana of all the deities by Sri Savya
sachi Swamigal
Nov 2002 Total completion of the temple construction,
Indianization of the community hall and
return of shilpis
Nov 2002 First anniversary of the temple inaguration
Nov 2006 Fifth Varshikotsavam
MORE ON HINDUISM
Hinduism is the World's oldest religion. It's origins
are not precisely known. It is several thousand years
old and woven intricately into the fabric of daily
life of the devout Hindu.
The Vedas are it's scriptures and the oldest in the
World. Rigveda, the first of the four Vedas, is in a
language called Samskritam (also called Sanskrit by
many). It takes many years of rigorous study to
understand the Vedas and the followon Brahmanas,
Upanishads and Aranyakas. The Shiva Vishnu Temple
of South Florida strictly follows the Pancharathra
Agama for Vishnu and parivaar and Shiva
Agama for Shiva and Parivaar, as described in the
Vedas.
The Bhagavadgeetha written by Vyaasa a few thousand
years ago is considered by the Hindus as a sacred
text on Hinduism. It is in the form of a dialogue
between Sri Krishna who is an incarnation ( avataar)
of Vishnu and Arjuna a Prince warrior in the epic
Mahaabhaaratham.
There are many treatises and commentaries on
Hinduism written by scholars over the years.
The following are just a few of the dozens of
links to Websites on Hinduism for anyone who is
interested to learn more on the subject.
Advaita http://www.advaita.org/

Advaita Vedanta http://www.advaita-vedanta.org/avhp/

Dvaita http://www.dvaita.org/

Ramanuja http://www.ramanuja.org/

Kamakoti http://www.kamakoti.org/
FLOOR MAP

Ayyappa Saraswathi Muruga


Lakshmi Andal

ShivA

Venkateshwara

Kamakshi

Krishna
Uthsava
Murthis

Rama

Ganapathi

Anjaneya

Navagrahas

Rajagopuram

Rajagopuram

NEW DONATION & SPONSORSHIP FORM
Please print this form fill it and mail it to :
5661 Dykes Road
Davie, FL - 33331 USA
Phone - (954) 689-0471

Please make all checks payable to Shiva Vishnu
Temple of South Florida
Type of Donation Frequency Amount Check
Abhishekam to Shiva for a year Weekly on
Mondays $ 1,000.00 O Thirumanjanam to Venkateshwara
for a year Weekly on Saturday $ 1,000.00 O
Abhishekam to all Shiva Parivar for a year Monthly
on Nakshatra days $ 1,000.00 O Thirumanjanam to all
Vishnu Parivar for a year Monthly on Nakshatra days
$ 1,000.00 O Sponsorship of all Major festivals
for a year Various days during the year $ 1,000.00 O
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Sponsorship of one parivara deity $ 5,000.00 O
Abhishekam to all Shiva Parivar for life Monthly
on Nakshatra days $ 5,000.00 O
Thirumanjanam to all Vishnu Parivar for life
Monthly on Nakshatra days $ 5,000.00 O
--- --- --- ---
Sponsorship of Shiva deity $ 10,000.00 O
Sponsorship of Venkateshwara deity $ 10,000.00 O
Abhishekam to Shiva for life Weekly
on Mondays $ 10,000.00 O
Thirumanjanam to Venkateshwara for life Weekly
on Saturday $ 10,000.00 O

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